Challenges to the Absolute Prohibition of Torture
 Professor Manfred Nowak, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, delivered the Second Annual Paragon Human Rights Lecture, held each year to mark International Human Rights Day.  He spoke about the current challenges facing the absolute prohibition of torture, particularly with respect to the ‘War on Terror’.

Professor Nowak outlined definitions of torture, highlighting the prohibition of torture as an absolute and non-derogable right in international law.  He
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Global EMBA: Darden GEMBA Curriculum
Professor S. Venkataraman talks about the design of the Global MBA for Executives curriculum at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.
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Labour Pains
 Could the financial crisis spell the beginning of the end for trade unions?

In this podcast Professor of Political Economy, Andreas Bieler looks into the possible knock-on effects.

Professor Bieler also looks ahead to an upcoming workshop on trans
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Upping the ante
 In this podcast reaction to Russian plans to enhance military and "strategic nuclear" capabilities.

Professor Stefan Wolff looks at the motives for this announcement and what implications it has for the region and for the rest of the world.

Professor Wolff is Professor of Political Science in the School of Politics and International Relations and Director of the Centre for International Crisis Management
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Design of Dredging Equipment
Dredging equipment, mechanical dredgers, hydraulic dredgers, boundary conditions, design criteria, instrumentation and automation. Study Goals: The goal of the lecture is to get insight in the procedure for designing dredging equipment based on the knowledge of the dredging processes. Special aspects during design and use of dredging equipment.
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Offshore Wind Farm Design
This course makes students familiar with the design of offshore wind farms in general and focusses on the foundation design in particular. The course is based on actual cases of real offshore wind farms that have been built recently or will be built in the near future. Study Goals: Those succesfully completing this course will be able to work in and lead a team designing the civil works of an offshore wind farm.
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DDG
The Delft Design Guide presents an overview of product design approaches and methods used in the Bachelor and Master curriculum at the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering in Delft. Product design at Industrial Design Engineering in Delft is regarded as a systematic and structured activity, purposeful and goal-oriented. Due to its complexity, designing requires a structured and systematic approach as well as moments of heightened creativity. In this guide we restrict ourselves deliberately t
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Common French Phrases : Common French Phrases for Driving
Learn common French phrases for driving from expert Stéphanie Hourie Morrow, who is a native French speaker and has been giving language lessons for 10 years. Instructor says each phrase twice while the phrase appears on the screen. This video is at the intermediate level.
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The President's Message - Friday, February 7
In this edition of "The President's Message" Dr. Lloyd Jacobs speaks to the mission statement of The University of Toledo.
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Fitness Break! (Exercise in the Classroom)
Get students moving with this video for students in fourth through sixth grades. The exercises do not take up too much floor space and students can do the exercises at their desks. The music featured is fast-paced. (05:24)
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21H.522 Japan in the Age of the Samurai: History and Film (MIT)
This course covers medieval Japanese society and culture from the twelfth to the nineteenth centuries, when political power rested largely in the hands of feudal warriors. Topics include religion (especially Zen Buddhism); changing concepts of "the way of the warrior;" women under feudalism; popular culture; and protest and rebellion. Presentations include weekly feature films. Assigned readings include many literary writings in translation.
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Greening Aid? Understanding the Environmental Impact of Development Assistance

Greening Aid? Understanding the Environmental Impact of Development Assistance, A lecture delivered for UC Irvine's International Studies Public Forum (ISPF).

Michael J. Tierney is the Hylton Associate Professor of Government and the Director of the International Relations Program at the College of William and Mary. He received his B.A. in government from William and Mary in 1987 and Ph.D. from U.C. San Diego in 2003. Professor Tierney’s research and teaching interests focus on inte
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Political Science 129: Latinos & 2008 Election
This course analyzes the strategies used by Latinos to influence outcomes in the 2008 Elections as well as efforts by candidates, campaigns, and political parties to mobilize Latino voters. We will use 2008 as a case study to analyze the broader influence of Latinos on U.S. electoral politics and to evaluate how the structure of contemporary U.S. elections benefits cohesive electorates and disadvantages more marginalized populations. The class will be organized around three broad themes. First
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Criminology, Law and Society C219: Hate Crimes
Examines the causes and consequences of hate crimes as well as the larger soical land political context in which they occur. Considers the dynamics and politics of violence stemming from bigotry and discrimination, as well as the social policies designed to control it.
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Political Science 126A: Mexican-Americans & Politics
Political Science 126A, Mexican-Americans & Politics also cross listed as Chicano/Latino Studies 143, Mexican-Americans & Politics This course examines the role of Mexican American and other Latino communities in shaping state and national politics in the United States. After we review the political history and political organizational strategies of Mexican Americans, we will examine their contemporary modes of political organization; analyze public policy issues that concern them; evaluate the
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Greening Aid? Understanding the Environmental Impact of Development Assistance

"Greening Aid? Understanding the Environmental Impact of Development Assistance"

An International Studies Public Forum at UC Irvine on Thursday, February 4, 2010 with with Michael J. Tierney, College of William and Mary. Michael J. Tierney is the Hylton Associate Professor of Government and the Director of the International Relations Program at the College of William and Mary. He received his B.A. in government from William and Mary in 1987 and Ph.D. from U.C. San Diego in 2003.


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African American Studies 40A: African American Studies
This course is an interdisciplinary introduction to important historical, cultural, literary, and political issues concerning African Americans. Through critical readings of literary, artistic, and filmic texts, this course provides an overview of African American experiences from the 17th through mid-20th centuries. Emphasis will be placed on developing an understanding of the historical and cultural experiences of African Americans from the beginning of the Transatlantic Slave Trade through th
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Computational Protein Design: Designing Enzymes that really work!

"Computational Protein Design: Designing Enzymes that Really Work!," recorded lecture on Thursday, January 21, 2010

Steve Mayo, Ph.D., is the Bren Professor of Biology and Chemistry at the California Institute of Technology


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The Future of UCI is Past

A Spring 2010 Hot Topics Faculty Debate with UC Irvine Political Science Professors William Schonfeld and Mark Petracca, recorded April 14, 2010, sponsored by The School of Social Sciences Dean's Ambassadors Council. Moderated by Professor Wayne Sandholtz.

Resolution: The Future of UCI is Past. Are UCI's best days over, or are they yet to come?


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Political Rhetoric or Policy Reality? Tracking Trends in Environment, Peace, and Security

Geoffrey D. Dabelko, PhD, Director, Environmental Change and Security Program, Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars (Washington DC)

Political Rhetoric or Policy Reality? Tracking Trends in Environment, Peace, and Security: Over the past 25 plus years, the understanding of environment and security links has evolved to reflect changing threat and opportunity scenarios. Today, "environmental security" has become a popular phrase used to encompass everything from oil exploration to
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